One of the Victoria’s Secrets Angels, Bella Hadid blasted social networking service, Instagram, and criticized the service for having removed a post that shows her father, Mohamed Anwar Hadid’s passport, and his birthplace as Palestine.
A few days ago, the megamodel had shared a photo of her father’s expired American passport on her Instagram Story, and wrote:
“My baba and his birthplace of Palestine.”
After that, Hadid claimed that Instagram removed this post; whereupon she shared a screenshot and wrote on it:
“Instagram removed my story that only said ‘My baba and his birthplace of Palestine’ with a photograph of his American passport.”
The 23-year-old model continued:
“@instagram exactly what part of me being proud of my father’s birthplace of Palestine is ‘bullying, harassment, graphic or sexual nudity?’
Are we not allowed to be Palestinian on Instagram? This, to me, is bullying. You can’t erase history by silencing people. It doesn’t work like that.”
Then Hadid posted her father’s passport photo again that was deleted, and added:
“Do you want him to change his birthplace for you?”
After all, according to Page Six, a spokesman for Instagram told regarding the issue:
“To protect the privacy of our community, we don’t allow people to post personal information, such as passport numbers, on Instagram. In this case, the passport number was blurred out, so this content shouldn’t have been removed. We’ve restored the content and apologized to Bella for the mistake.”
See below to find Hadid’s story.